Pennsylvania gambling expansion has been a focal point in Harrisburg for over a year, but late Wednesday night, the state’s home of Representatives finally took action on the matter. The manner in which they did so, however, is being criticized by some lawmakers.
A 675-page Pennsylvania gambling expansion bill took simply hours to make its way through the House of Representatives, causing some legislators to bristle at its speedy passage.
Morning, House Bill 271 was introduced by State Rep. Jason Ortitay (Allegheny County) and co-sponsored by six other Republicans and one Democrat yesterday.
The measure seeks to significantly expand gambling in the Keystone State. HB 271 would place slot machines in airports and bars, authorize online casinos and daily fantasy sports (DFS), allow the lottery to sell internet instant tickets, and create sports betting regulations in anticipation of any change to the existing federal ban.
The all-encompassing piece of legislation would leave no already legal gambling option unaddressed, as far as where it can happen at almost 700 pages. It’s no read that is easy but just hours after its introduction, Republican House majority leaders ushered it in for a vote.
In the final end, it passed narrowly, by a count of 102-89, with help blended across celebration lines.
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